Character page for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
Kipo is a member of an underground dwelling society of humans. She gets lost after escaping during an attack. Now stuck on the surface for the first time, she's trying to find her way home.
- Adorkable: She's a socially awkward and all around nice person who's prone to acting cute and geeky.
- All-Loving Hero: Her first instinct in any situation is to try and make friends, even with people who clearly want her dead. This actually works out pretty well for her in the Death World of the surface, as shes able to befriend the Timber Cats and the Umlaut Snakes this way. She even bonds with Jamak at one point, and it eventually convinces him to let her and her friends go free instead of being taken back to Scarlamagne.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has purple skin, and is the only human to have such an odd skin tone. No one comments on it, however. Her powers, on the other hand...
- Ambiguously Brown: Averted, while Kipo's father is of African decent and her mother is Korean, Kipo instead has a unique purple skin tone. About the only hint to her ancestry is the fact that she and her mother look very similar physically. The final episode hints that it's because she's part mute.
- Animal Motif: She's associated with sheep due to her birth sign being Aries. Thanks to her shape-shifting powers, Kipos other animal motif is revealed to be the jaguar.
- Badass Adorable: A sweet, endearingly awkward teen who manages to kick butt despite never being to the surface. Gets more badass once she discovers her mute powers.
- Badass Bookworm: She has an extensive knowledge of several branches of science, with her favourite being astronomy. And while she isn't much of a fighter, she also has some combat skill thanks to years of rock-climbing and her shape-shifting abilities.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Kipo is a genuinely kind-hearted, forgiving young lady but has shown to be ruthless when need be.
- Blithe Spirit: Kipo has no idea how dangerous life is for surface-dwelling humans and goes around happily petting the dangerous wildlife, playing her guitar for hostile creatures, and trying to talk it out with the various mutes who want to capture or kill her. Her actions are so unlikely and her confidence so assured that this works—frequently enough that Wolf designates her "pack leader" when talking with Newton Wolves.
- But I Read a Book About It: Everything Kipo knows about the surface world comes from books that have been out of date for about 200 years and don't cover the hyper evolution that almost everything has undergone.
- Chekhov's Skill: The song that Kipo and her dad play in a flashback at the beginning of Cactus Town later helps her calm down the giant monkey who attacked her burrow.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's very much unable to stop herself from getting sidetracked from her goal of finding her father in order to assist whoever might require help that day, much to the exasperation of allies and foes alike. She also prefers trying to talk her way out of a situation rather than fight, even when everyone else deems it completely illogical, such as her insistence at speaking to one of the feral Mega-Beasts. It worked, for the record.
- Cool Big Sis: She adopts Wolf as a surrogate, younger sister and the latter grows fonder of her and begins to look up to her.
- Cosmic Motifs: Stars, particularly her astrological sign, Aries. This also ties in neatly with her love of astronomy.
- Crazy Enough to Work: Her plans are deemed as this after enough of her insane ploys actually manage to succeed, much to everyone's disbelif.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and eyes.
- Cuteness Proximity: Whenever she comes across a cute or fluffy animal she is overcome with the need to pet it. Even when she knows petting the baby Mega Bunnies is a bad idea she has to constantly remind herself not to pet them.
- Daddy's Girl: She is very close to her father and spends most of the series concerned for his safety.
- Damsel out of Distress: In episode 10, Scarlemagne's flamingos capture her and start to fly off with her, seemingly setting up for the group having to rescue her in the following season... only for her to fight her way free and return minutes later.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She has purple skin and she can partially shapeshift her body, but she prefers befriending enemies and talking her way out of dangerous situations over violence.
- Forgiveness: She's angry when Wolf confesses to hiding the map that Lio left. But after Wolf breaks down and admits that she doesn't want their journey to end because she'd go back to being alone, Kipo simply hugs her. Benson brings this up later when Wolf rejects Kipo for being part-Mute.
- Half-Human Hybrid: On her 13th birthday, she discovers that she may be part Mute. She has no control over it, but parts of her transform during stressful situations to give her night vision or enhanced strength and speed. She also mentions that her sense of smell has been heightened permanently.
- Hellish Pupils: Her eyes can turn into these, allowing her to see in the dark.
- Hidden Depths: The Disney Acid Sequence in the season 1 finale hints that she realizes how precarious her friends' lives are and worries about her ability to protect them.
- Incompatible Orientation: She develops a crush on Benson. He's flattered but informs her that he's gay.
- I Will Find You: Kipo's goal throughout season 1 was to find her father and people. She accomplishes this goal by the season 1 finale...only for Scarlemagne to kidnap her father, thus setting her and her friends off to rescue him.
- Mixed Ancestry: She's half-Black and half-Korean.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Averted most of the time and subverted when she saves Jamack from danger and while the latter is ungrateful at first, he does become a sort of ally after seeing her all loving nature in full.
- The Nose Knows: The one part of Kipo's mute abilities that's always active is her sense of smell. She really does not enjoy it as she points out it means she can smell 'everything'.
- Partial Transformation: Starting on her 13th birthday, she unlocks the ability to partially transform into a purple jaguar, temporarily imbuing her with superhuman senses and strength.
- Protagonist Title: She's the main character of "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts".
- Shared Family Quirks: Kipo and her father Lio are both huge science geeks that have a tendency to shout out factoids about their environments, both for fun and to relieve stress. When the two of them reunite and quickly start gushing about the bioluminescent insects that are lighting up a service tunnel, Benson and Dave agree that there is absolutely no doubt that Kipo is his daughter.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Develops a brief crush on Benson because of his general Nice Guy attitude but it didn't go anywhere because he informs her that he's gay.
- Super Strength: One of the effects of her mute transformations. Just a partial transformation allows her to crush steel with her bare hand. A full transformation, like the one she gains in the season one finale, turns her whole arm becomes a huge jaguar paw which allows her to easily lift boulders and send monsters flying.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Kipo is incredibly strong when transformed but she doesn't have any experience fighting and moving that way. Often she just flails around off balance and uselessly, but if someone gets too close she can hit them with the force of a semi.
- Western Zodiac: Kipo mentions that shes an Aries.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
A weapon-wielding surface-savvy survivor. She gets caught up in helping Kipo to find her way back home, and decides to help her.
- Adopt the Food: Averted. Wolf was raised by a pack of Newton wolves. She trains with them and after a year, it appears her adopted siblings and parents have accepted her as one of their own. But then it turns out she was just raised to be a final hunting test for the other pups. Only one of her adopted siblings hesitates to turn on her, truly considering her a sister, before relenting and saying that "we're wolves, you're a human".
- Animal Motifs: Wolves. She wears the skin of a dead wolf, has a loner attitude for most of the series, and knows the dynamics of a wolf pack. Kipo correctly guesses she was literally Raised by Wolves. And she goes by "Wolf".
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Wolf. That is all.
- Badass Adorable: Tiny and cute, but is a major Pint-Sized Powerhouse.
- Berserk Button: Anyone taking or attempting to take "Stalky" away from her.
- Brainy Brunette: Wolf has dark brown hair and is an intelligent survivalist.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: Abandons Kipo multiple times in the first few episodes, but always comes back just in time to rescue her.
- Companion Cube: She has a strong connection to her staff and hates being away from it, calling it "Stalky" when she is alone with it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Not that she'll talk about it to anyone. She was raised by wolf mutes and she thought she was part of the pack, but it turns out she was just raised to be a good final hunting test for the other pups. The fact she considered one of the pups as a sister made the betrayal all the more painful.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Wolf is revealed to be a deconstruction of the Token Human. Before meeting Kipo, she was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was part of that pack, only to discover that she was only raised to be a test of the cubs' hunting skills. Even the sister she was closest to went along with this, and Wolf escaped the cynical, mutant-distrusting loner she is today.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off extremely cold and hostile to Kipo, but starts to warm up to her over time.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly goes around barefoot.
- Everyone Has Standards: She doesn't like mutes very much at all, but she won't eat ones that can talk.
- Fantastic Racism: She hates all mutes with a passion, especially wolves.
- Hair Decorations: Kipo, noticing how her hair blocks her eyes when she does some of her more acrobatic moves, gives her a hair clip to keep it back.
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her polearm with the scorpion stinger "Stalky" and gets quite belligerent towards anyone who touches it without permission.
- Ineffectual Loner: Continually insists that she works alone, is a lone wolf, and isn't interested in friendship. But her facade is very easy to see through thanks to the fact that she passes up chance after chance to leave Kipo to her fate.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She doesn't sugarcoat her honesty or opinions, but most of the statements she makes are valid.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wolf is extremely hard to get close to, as she's grumpy, icy, and irritable. But, she's also proven to be brave, loyal, and reliable.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Kipo dubs her "Wolf" because of the pelt she wears. She also comes up with a few others like Jolene.
- Kubrick Stare: Her default expression, considering her no-nonsense demeanor.
- The Lancer: Double points for her weapon of choice being a make-shift spear with a stinger attached to it.
- Not So Stoic: When Kipo confronts Wolf over hiding a clue from her Dad, Wolf breaks down crying and admits that she really doesn't want to lose Kipo, having come to accept her as a friend.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As Benson lampshades at one point, she is a lot stronger and more agile than you'd think someone as short as she is would be.Benson: Obviously you can handle yourself. I mean, you just jumped over a full-on truck back there. And, like, how did you do that? You're like four feet tall and it was a truck!
- Raised by Wolves: Literally, as Kipo correctly guessed.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Wolf takes the most slapstick out of all the main group.
- Token Human: A deconstruction. She was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was a part of that pack...only for her to discover that her family thought of her only as food. Even the sister she was closest to.
A happy-go-lucky surface human who Kipo and Wolf encounter while on the run from Mod Frogs.
- Action Survivor: He tends to prefer running or trickery to outright fighting. Though as a surface dweller he's tougher then he looks.
- Badass Gay: Explicitly states he's gay and is a clever Action Survivor.
- Brainy Brunette: A clever Guile Hero who happens to have black hair.
- Disaster Scavengers: He makes his way by getting into abandoned storefronts and vehicles for supplies and clothing.
- Establishing Character Moment: He manages to drive away the Mod Frogs with a ploy involving an exploding soda can and faking a contagious disease.
- Foil: To Wolf. They're both humans who live on the surface, but their personalities and skills are polar opposites. Benson is friendly and more than a bit mischievous, whereas Wolf is cold and taciturn. Benson has mute friends, Wolf has a hard time not killing mutes on sight. Benson survives with his wits and personality, Wolf survives by strength alone.
- Guile Hero: Unlike Wolf, who prefers fighting, and Kipo, who tries to deal with situations by befriending others, Benson is a very good scammer and frequently uses lies and general trickery to evade Mutes. A good example of this is him convincing the Timbercats to let him cook dinner for them, but with the intention of tampering with their food to give the group time to escape.
- Love at First Sight: Immediately falls for a boy in the second burrow after seeing him, and especially when they share a taste for the same music.
- Nice Guy: Benson has an amicable, friendly demeanor.
- Nice Hat: He wears a green cap.
- Odd Friendship: His best friend is Dave, a large talking insect.
- Romantic False Lead: From his introduction, there are little hints that he might be Kipo's love interest. This even gets to the point where she confesses to him, but he turns her down because he is gay.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After seeing the mega-monkey's cactus fortress, Benson decides that he doesn't have to keep going with Kipo since she's basically a stranger. Kipo's complete acceptance of this seems to change his mind.
- Straight Gay: While not overly manly, he certainly doesn't display any camp stereotypes. He comes out to Kipo during their "date" in Ratland, and during his dream by Tad, he gets a huge amount of male groupies.
- Sweet Tooth: A junk food variant. Kipo weaponizes it so he can fight better against the wolves.
- True Companions: After he and Dave decide not to leave Kipo. Benson is the one who chases after Wolf when she tries to abandon the group once Kipo's shapeshifting is revealed.
- Weak, but Skilled: Benson doesn't have the physical prowess of Wolf or half-mute abilities of Kipo, but he makes up for it by being a crafty trickster.
A talking bug that can suddenly age a full life cycle without warning.
- Amusing Injuries: Because he's basically impossible to kill, he gets thrown around, knocked over, and has his limbs ripped off for routine slapstick humor.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His Prime Adult stage has him built like an Adonis with the strength to back it up and grants him Flight. The downside? It only lasts for a few minutes at best. Afterwards, he goes to elderly and back to cocoon.
- Everyone Has Standards: He and Benson rob Kipo and Wolf, but Dave is outraged when Kipo (seemingly) gives them up to the Mod Frogs and claims it goes against "the code." Benson has no idea what he's talking about—probably because Dave calls it the secret and unspoken code that they never mention.
- The Load: Three of his forms are completely dependent on a caretaker. He's not much use in a fight outside of his Prime Adult stage, but that tends to be unreliable at best, and lasts for only a few moments, usually before it can use its strength to help.
- The Phoenix: Literally, considering each time he molts he goes from cocoon, to baby, to child, to teenager, to young adult, to prime adult, to elderly and then back to cocoon. The cycle continues no matter what, and any damage he takes will be reversed once he enters the cocoon stage again.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's been alive for 200 years and it's heavily hinted that he's immortal.
- Running Gag: His peak molt stage gives him wings and strength, but tends to be the most short-lived stage of them all. So he either enters it too late or exits it just as soon as it would help the group's situation.Wolf: It's like realizing you could be useful makes you useless.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Like Benson, he's all in favor of leaving Kipo and Wolf to deal with the mega-monkey themselves until they decide she matters enough to them to take the risk. He also delves into this when Scarlemagne attacks the Second Burrow, though it's because he's more concerned for Benson than himself.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When a giant pigeon tries to eat him, it just horks him back up about fifteen seconds later. According to Benson, it's not the first time a giant mute has discovered Dave "doesn't go down well."
- Visual Pun: His Prime Adult stage gives him a herculean build and more beetle-like traits, such as a massive singular horn. In other words, he becomes a Hercules beetle.
A mutant pig.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: As a result of her mutation, she has blue skin... among other things.
- Big Eater: The fantasy world that Tad Mullholand makes for her is just a landscape where everything is cheese puffs.
- Blue Is Heroic: A blue-skinned pig and part of the heroes.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: She's usually the first to sense danger. She also expresses her disapproval when members of the group are behaving badly.
- Extra Eyes: Has four eyes (which allows her to see in two separate directions.
- Team Pet: The mute pig pet of the group.
- Brainy Brunette: Brown hair, scientist, published author, and Cool Teacher.
- Cool Teacher: His job in the Burrow is a schoolteacher. He passed his love of learning and science on to Kipo.
- Draw Aggro: He uses this tactic to distract Scarlemagne's forces from Kipo and her friends. Because he and Scarlemagne have a history together, he's a legitimate target.
- Good Parents: He is clearly a very loving father, inspiring Kipo's love for his field of study, as well as sharing his love of music with her. Kipo loves him dearly and greatly wants to find him again.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Basically modelled after Sterling K. Brown.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His panic upon realizing who might be attacking the burrow led to his rash decision to throw Kipo into the aqueduct to begin with (though in his defense, no one told him that there was a second burrow). And while he is able to leave coded messages to Kipo so she could reach the new location, it never occurred to him (or anyone else for that matter) that she could easily be followed from a distance.
- Papa Wolf: Lio made sure to get Kipo away from the giant mute attacking the burrow and was determined to find her afterwards. And even though he went with the rest, he left clues that he knew Kipo could decipher.
- Secret Keeper: He was well aware that Kipo wasn't fully human. But he was evidently planning to tell her at some point; he just didn't think that her Mute traits would show themselves so soon.
Kipo's deceased mother.
- Ambiguous Situation: In Season 1 everything we know about Song mostly comes from a Disney Acid Sequence of Kipo's perfect world, so there is no telling what she was really like. Heck, we can't even say if the Strong Family Resemblance is real or more something Kipo wishes is real.
- Missing Mom: She died of an illness when Kipo was very young.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Other then her purple skin and pink hair, Kipo looks almost identical to her mother.
Scarlemagne's Noble Court
Scarlemagne / Hugo
A mandrill with a lust for power.
- And I Must Scream: It's hinted that the primates under the control of his pheromones are at least somewhat aware of what's going on around them, but are only able to watch helplessly as their bodies obey his commands.
- Antagonist Abilities: His pheromones, and by extension his sweat, can be used to mind control other primates, including primate mega-mutes, and humans, which he uses to dominate and make them his playthings, and essentially decoration for his court.
- Bad Boss: He pretends to be a fair guy but disappointing him tends to be very bad for anyone even just delivering the news.
- Big Bad: He's one of the most powerful mutes around, possibly the most powerful, and almost every challenge Kipo faces can be traced to him or his underlings.
- Cool Car: The Flamingo he uses is black and pink, and the mid section of it is decked out with a pink sports car from where he plays on a keyboard in the panel.
- The Dandy: He dresses like a 19th-century aristocrat, powdered wig and all. His court (both the other non-human primates and his human slaves) wear the same.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Doesn't appreciate being called by his real name, Hugo.
- The Dreaded: Even a hardened survivor like Wolf is terrified of Scarlemagne; in general he is regarded as one of the most dangerous Mutes in the setting.
- Establishing Character Moment: Introduced playing the piano in a hysterical passion, wiping his sweat into a jar, while commanding his court to dance with a flick of a finger. The power and fear he obsessively commands is made all too clear.
- Evil Brit: Fitting for his aristocratic motif.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Claims this as he says he only uses his pheromones on "lower-class primates" (namely humans) but not on other apes or monkeys, but this is a bold-faced lie as he used a collar with his pheromones to force a peaceful monkey Mega-Mute to do his biding.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Averted. He's not at all friendly or helpful, and neither are the apes serving under him.
- Expy: Word of God describe him as being equal parts Tom Hulce's portrayal of Amadeus and The Joker.
- Fantastic Racism: He hates humans, uses his pheromones to enslave them, and generally sees them as beneath Mutes.
- Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a facade of being polite and charming, but any sort of setback instantly causes him to reveal just how vicious and cruel he actually is.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face is heavily marred with deep gashes.
- Maniac Monkeys: He's a twisted, controlling Mandrill who wants to enslave all humans for his own entertainment. So he fits the "Maniac" part pretty well.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a combination of "Scar" and "Charlemagne" referencing his scars and desire for conquest.
- Mind Control: He can induce this using his pheromones but it only works on primates, including humans.
- Sissy Villain: Is very flamboyant, uses perfume to deliver his mind-control pheromones, and has a very foppish voice and mannerism.
- Visionary Villain: He wants to form mind-controlled humans into an army to conquer the city.
The Lord of the Timbercats, a strong willed and adored leader that vanished when the village was attacked by a Mega-mute.
- Battlecry: "YUMYAN OWNS YOU ALL", which is something he has been trying to make work.
- The Leader: The leader of the Timbercats, and seems extremely reliable and loved by all of his subjects, who look up to him to the level of almost worship.
- Mega Neko: He and his fellow Timbercats are the size of grizzly bears.
- Moment of Weakness: When the Mega Mute that took the Scratching Tree appeared, Yumyan was so terrified he ran up a tree past the canopy. He spent all the time since then atop a tree, hunting a butterfly.
- Musical Assassin: His axe doubles as a guitar, for which he was known to play very well.
A Timbercat. She is a sort of replacement leader when Yumyan vanishes.
- Only Sane Man: Is fairly sensible, especially compared to her fellows and tends to keep her boss's ego in check.
- Sucksessor: Downplayed, Molly tries to be a good leader but she isn't able to keep the Timbercats in line through sheer willpower like Yumyan. Any time she tries to act as leader leads to huge all out brawls.
A rocker snake from the desert outside the city. Like all snakes she has a rivalry with the Timbercats and a love for rock music.
A pair of cosmically-curious wolves. They're the alphas of the pack of Newton Wolves that live in the observatory.
- Actor Allusion: One of the Billions is voiced by GZA, who is a rapper who incorporates scientific notes into his lyrics.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Of all the mute the gangs they look the least threatening, being called "geeks" several times. They still come close to killing Kipo and the rest at least twice.
- Savage Wolves: They are leaders of one of the main Mute gangs, and work for Scarlamagne.
- Shout-Out: To Carl Sagan's catchphrase, "Billions and billions [...]".
Mod Frog Jamack
A high level Mod frog. Initially he came in contact with Kipo and Wolf when they wandered into his office to use the telescope he had setup. Unfortunately he realized very quickly that Kipo was from a burrow based on her behavior as well as how valuable that could be to the right person. Jamack spent most of season one hunting Kipo in hopes of turning her over to his boss for a massive reward.
- Affably Evil: A member of the Mod Frogs, and so does his best to maintain a professional stature with those he deals with, both ally and enemy. Most of the time, he prefers bargaining as opposed to violence.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Has a knack for this, which is arguably how he clawed his way to be a Mod Frog subdivision leader in the first place. He quickly deduces that Kipo is from a burrow judging by her Fish out of Temporal Water tendencies, learns to replicate the tricks that the humans have employed against him, and also notices that Kipo isn't as human as she was simply by realizing that she can see in the dark.
- Badass Mustache: He has a small pencil mustache, and has established his badass credentials by driving a flying car with one foot, escaping a megabunny clutch, capturing Kipo single handily, and escaping both his coworkers and numerous other Mute gangs with some improvisation and fast acrobatics.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: The short one of the trio with his other fellow Mod Frogs, Kwat (Big) and Harris (thin). Jamack acts as their leader, at least until he's put into exile.
- Butt-Monkey: Jamack suffers a lot throughout the series, starting with getting fly tackled by Wolf, having his shirt inked on, getting bitten by Mandu, stabbed in the forehead by a deathstalker tail, having his tongue bitten by Benson, and this is all before his Humiliation Conga.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He just can't understand why Kipo is consistently so nice to him, given the mute-eat-mute environment of the surface.
- The Exile: Jamak becomes exiled from his home after losing Kipo and the other humans.
- The Farmer and the Viper: After Kipo saves him from being eaten by the Newton Wolves, he catches her to sell her to Scarlemenge. Ultimately averted, though, as her continued empathy and respect causes him to change his mind.
- HeelFace Turn: After Kipo saves him from the Newton Wolves, he still plans on turning her over to Scarlemagne. It's ultimately Kipo's all loving personality that convinces him to let her go.
- Humiliation Conga: We see that after he manages to escape from the megabunny mama, he goes back home only to be thrown out by the other mod frogs, wanders into the wilderness, rained on by the weather, is pooped on by a giant pigeon, and finally gets captured by Newton Wolves to be dessert.
- Innate Night Vision: Being a frog, this is natural to him. He however, realizes that it is definitely not natural for Kipo
- In a Single Bound: Just another one of the natural talents an anthropomorphic frog can have.
- Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: When he's thrown out of the Mod Frogs for failing to capture Kipo, his tie is cut in half.
- Multipurpose Tongue: Jamack doesn't use weapons like his coworkers, instead relying 100% on his own physical prowess and his tongue that can be used to both slam into targets and grapple onto surfaces for mobility.
- Noble Demon: Jamack is selfish and pragmatic with his actions, but he is also very civil about it and doesn't apply any excessive force in his methods towards achieving them. He also does ultimately express gratitude when he's shown it.
- Smug Snake: While Jamack is quite formidable especially with allies, he does overestimate his own smarts and abilities a little bit too much, and vastly underestimates the resourcefulness of Kipo and her friends. This is ultimately what gets him exiled in the first place, and is what triggers his Character Development towards humility.
- Starter Villain: The main antagonist for the first part of season 1. While certainly a threat he pales in comparison to some of the other mutes running around on the surface.
- Summon Bigger Fish: After the main characters are surrounded by the Newton Wolves, the Scooter Skunks, the Mod Frogs, and the Hummingbombers, he slaps Mega Bunny fur on each of them, then rescues the heroes when the Mega Bunny Mother comes. This is especially impressive given that he'd previously been shown to reduced to gibbering in terror at the mere sight of a Mega Bunny.
- Villain Respect: He's both impressed and pissed off by how the humans he's after constantly outsmart him with their tricks (such as making up explosion berries and using the mega bunny as a distraction). Enough so that he eventually starts to pick up those tricks himself.
A sentient colony of Tardigrades. Carries themself with a mystical air and admits others consider them a guru.
- Enlightened Antagonist: Downplayed as Tad's lifecycle calls for trapping prey in Dream Land and feeding on their brain energy till it starves to death. When the group rejects his reality though, he does leave.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he first shows up, he makes a face sadistically looking down on the main group before smiling down at them, showing that he has a darker side to him.
- Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as a very friendly guy who is simply trying to release the body from the mind and let people have nice dreams where they have everything they want. However, he's fully aware that they're just going to become food for him, and drops the facade a few times.
- Heel Realization: After his encounter with Kipo's group, he decides to re-evaluate the way he obtains his nutrients.
- Hive Mind: He's made up of thousands if not millions of microscopic Tardigrades all working as one living creature.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: He creates sweet dreams where people can spend all their time living the life they always dreamed of.
- Murder Water: In practice, he comes off as a sort of water elemental. He manipulates water and can even create figures out of water to fight, presumably by using his component waterbears.
- Obliviously Evil: He legitimately thinks he is doing a kindness by giving the people he eats their very own perfect world before devouring them.